ACR 2016 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2016VM76 - Getting Ready for Value-Based Radiology

May 19, 2016 1:30pm ‐ May 19, 2016 3:00pm


The purpose of the session is to provide radiologists with specific strategies to prepare for the significant changes on the horizon for the practice of radiology. For example, beginning in 2017, the ordering of advanced imaging exams must be made through a clinical decision support (CDS) tool to qualify for Medicare payment. As part of the MACRA legislation, Medicare also is transitioning their payment model from volume-based to value-based for radiologists and other clinicians. Radiology practices are at various stages of adapting to these changes and the 'Getting Ready for Value-Based Radiology' session will present important information about how radiologists need to prepare now for the changes ahead no matter where the practice is on the continuum of readiness. The session will highlight how participation in the Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) can significantly position radiologists for success in the future of value-based care. The session will include a case study of an R-SCAN participant, highlight how R-SCAN participation can help prepare ordering clinicians for the advent of CDS, and gain insight about the growing importance of informatics for supporting value-based radiology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the benefits of participating in R-SCAN to demonstrate how radiologists can add significant value to the healthcare team.
  2. Discuss how R-SCAN participation can be an important first step to prepare for the adoption of CDS technology and associated data registry participation.
  3. Identify how informatics is playing a greater role in demonstrating and documenting the important role radiologists play in clinical decision making and patient care.


  • General Radiology, Genitourinary, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology


  • Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT, Radiography/Fluoro




  • Max Wintermark: Consultant-GE NFL Advisory Board

  • Gregory Nicola: None

  • L. Alexandre Frigini: None

  • Marc Willis: None

  • Mike Tilkin: None

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